The lymphatic system is responsible for maintaining the balance of fluid between the tissues and blood, and forms part of the body’s immune system to defend against illness. When a lymphatic blockage occurs, it can cause lymph fluid to build up and cause swelling, which can lead to compromised areas of the body feeling congested or stiff.
BCRC offers Lymphatic Massage by a certified therapist to those who are undergoing or have had treatment for breast cancer. This hands-on massage consists of a gentle rhythmic, glide and pumping technique, including stretching movements which guide the lymph away from congested areas towards lymph nodes that can process the lymph and relieve swelling. The muscle tissue is not manipulated. Lymphatic massage can be soothing, relaxing and encourages an overall feeling of body wellness.
Lymphatic Massage does not replace medical treatment. If you are experiencing edema (swelling) please contact your physician or oncologist.
Sessions are offered on the first Monday and third Thursday of each month. Call us to set up a complementary appointment.